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Upcoming Events 2021/2
Dec 10 Ellie Gowers
Jan 14 The Drystones
Jan 28 Harbottle and Jonas
Feb 13 The Sharon Shannon Quartet
Ellie Gowers Tithe Barn 8pm
Ellie Gowers has been making an impression wherever she lands. Her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival scene and she is known to hold pride of place on stage with her strong and lucent vocals. Her songs are built from a childhood love of literature and traditional folk song, but also discuss the more modern narratives of the present day. These influences fuse together to create a sound that has been deemed unique and incomparable.
Friday 14 Jan The Drystones
Alex Garden (fiddle) and Ford Collier (guitar, low whistle) are a duo with a new take on the timeless folk union of fiddle and guitar. Combining, breath-taking live energy, 'a brave experiential bent' (David Kidman - FATEA), and a wealth of endlessly danceable tunes, they have been described as 'indecently talented (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. With an album release and Arts Council funded tour in the pipeline for 2022, this year The Drystones are drawing from material they have gathered in the 10 years since they began busking on the streets of Somerset in their teens. Their stripped back live shows focus on the raw elements of their finely honed instrumental playing, and it makes for an unforgettable experience.Tickets £14
The Sharon Shannon Quartet Tithe Barn 7.30 £22
Thursday 17 March 8pm: St Patricks night at the Ringers Fundraiser.
Expect fiddles guitar flutes and great singing to lift the roof and celebrate St Particks
In aid of our projects to support local people living with dementia and their carers.
Saturday 19 July The Magpies
Three accomplished musicians in their own right, The Magpies is a combination far greater than the sum of its parts. Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winning guitarist, banjo-player and singer Bella Gaffney is known for her folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Said to be ‘one of the best banjo players in the country’ (Dan Walsh), clawhammer banjo player and singer Kate Griffin’s compositions fuse influences from the British Isles, America and India. And acclaimed fiddle-player Holly Brandon is an ‘ingenious tunesmith’ (Living Tradition), with roots in traditional English music, but with influences from Eastern Europe to Quebec, she creates a distinctly borderless and progressive sound.
In their live performances The Magpies have been exceptionally well-received. Their first year as a band in 2018 saw them perform at festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and on main stages at Wickham Festival, Towersey Festival and Deer Shed Festival. 2019 saw their first international shows, with showcases at Folk Alliance International in Montreal, a successful tour in Ireland and performances at Costa del Folk in Portugal. And the summer saw many more festival performances including Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Warwick and Shambala.
Sunday 24 April Mishra
Mishra are an exciting new band based in Sheffield and led by Ford Collier and Kate Griffin. ... Led by Kate Griffin's voice and inimitable clawhammer banjo and driven by Ford Collier's continent-hopping instrumental skills (Indian tabla, African calabash, Irish whistle and guitar). The five peice line up includes bass, clarinet, tabla, whistles banjo and guitar.
Sun 8 May Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox: 7.30 Songs, stories and fun from the North East.
Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers – Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are taking to the road together in Spring 2020 to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK.
Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 where their sold out performances earned glowing reviews. Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting…until now!
And what a treat it is! The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and trad folk arrangements: ‘Sally Wheatley’, ‘Meet me on the Corner’, ‘Dance to your Daddy’, ‘Collier Laddie’s Wife’, ‘Clear White Light’, ‘Big River’, ‘Galway Shawl’ and many more.